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1. (WO2005105657) FORK-LIFT TRUCK AND FORK FOR A FORK-LIFT TRUCK

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/105657    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2005/000322
Publication Date: Nov 10, 2005 International Filing Date: Apr 28, 2005
IPC: B66F 9/12
Applicants: GEBR. MEIJER ST. JABIK B.V.
MEIJER, Sjoerd
MEIJER, Hendrik
Inventors: MEIJER, Sjoerd
MEIJER, Hendrik
Title: FORK-LIFT TRUCK AND FORK FOR A FORK-LIFT TRUCK
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a fork (6) of a fork-lift truck. This comprises a suspension (7) for connecting or connected to a fork beam (5) of the fork-lift truck (1), and at least one fork carrier (8). This fork carrier (8) is associated with the suspension (7) and is extendable and retractable relative thereto in a common longitudinal direction. The suspension (7) comprises at least one cylinder (13) oriented in the longitudinal direction and having a piston (19) and a piston rod (17) coupled to the fork carrier (8) for driving movements of the fork carrier along the suspension (7), and also at least one channel (12) through the suspension to the cylinder (13) A tube (18) connected to the channel (12) is arranged in the cylinder (13), wherein the piston (19) with the piston rod (17) is hollow and movable round the tube (18).